MSc in Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering City University of Hong Kong
Programme Aims and Objectives
Biomedical Engineering focuses on using engineering principles, techniques and design concepts for healthcare purposes. There is an increasing demand for education and development in the field to improve healthcare and quality of life. The demand has driven the need for developing professionals who will advance the evolution of the modern healthcare system, treatment and technology. The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) Programme aims to offer education and training opportunity for engineers to pursue higher-level study in the biomedical field to promote engineering to future healthcare applications.
- Mode of Study: Combined †
- Mode of Funding: Non-government-funded
- Indicative Intake Target: 60
- Minimum Number of Credits Required: 30
- Class Schedule:
- Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (day session if necessary)
- Normal Study Period:
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time/Combined mode*: 2 years
- Maximum Study Period:
- Full-time: 2.5 years
- Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
- Mode of Processing:
- Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
*If a student opts for taking dissertation to complete the programme study, the normal duration for graduation will be 1.5 years.
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.
Programme Structure and Contents*
- 15 credit units of Core Courses + 15 credit units of Elective Courses (30 credit units).
- Students may obtain the MSc degree either by completing:
- 5 core courses (15 credit units) + 5 elective taught courses (15 credit units) (To broaden knowledge in biomedical engineering and healthcare)
- 5 core courses (15 credit units) + dissertation (9 credit units) + 2 elective taught courses (6 credit units) (To gain in-depth learning in biomedical engineering and healthcare)
Core Course (15 credit units)
- Micro Systems Technology
- Manufacturing of Biomedical Devices
- Biomedical Instrumentation
- Biomedical Engineering Design ᵅ
- Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment ᵇ
ᵅ Recommended for students who do not have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background. Students who have not taken it to fulfil the core course requirement can take the course to fulfil the elective requirement.
ᵇ Recommended for students who have biomedical engineering/science or bioengineering background. Students who have not taken it to fulfil the core course requirement can take the course to fulfil the elective requirement.
Elective Course (15 credit units)
- Human Machine Interface
- Biomedical Engineering Design ^
- Regenerative Medicine
- Dissertation @#
- Project Development Study @
- Industrial Case Study
- Advanced Control Systems
- Biomedical Safety and Risk Assessment ^
- Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
- Physiological Modeling
- Flexible Bioelectronics for Medical Applications
- Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery
- Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare and Biomedical Applications
- Robotics in Minimally Invasive Healthcare
@ If a student takes both BME6022 Project Development Study and BME6008 Dissertation, the student may further pursue the case topic explored in the former course by substantially enhancing the study with new and advanced research work towards achieving the project objectives.
# Full-time students who want to complete BME6008 Dissertation within one semester only must obtain prior approval from the Supervisor and Programme Leader and must have attained a CGPA of 3.5 or above.
^ Students who have not taken it to fulfil the core course requirement can take the course to fulfil the elective requirement.
* Subject to changes.
The programme utilizes a variety of learning modes and methods, including the followings:
- Lectures and Tutorials
- Co-operative Learning
- Seminars, Interactive Workshops and Panel Discussions offered by external; as well as by international experts, and active professionals working in the industry
Students can bring their problems from work to class for team discussions and further analysis, and earn course credits upon obtaining satisfactory results.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
- Explore appropriate scientific and technological development in the healthcare-related industry that is of benefit to the society;
- Address the issues and challenges related to the development of biomedical instruments, systems and devices;
- Apply state-of-the-art technologies to generate creative solutions to improve healthcare products by using the biomedical approach;
- Apply knowledge of designing, implementing, manufacturing and evaluating equipment that can advance biomedical engineering practice.